Whilst Coronavirus measures have been slightly relaxed, there are still several things to bear in mind
Coronavirus measures have been relaxed a bit from today, with the removal of the curfew, and the reopening of the hospitality business terraces and shops. As reported by the GIC.
There is now no curfew, and thus people may be outside between 22:00 and 04:30 (and at any other time). Pub, cafe, and restaurant terraces may open again, but under strict conditions. They may only stay open between 12:00 and 18:00 with a maximum of two people per table, or several people if they belong to one household. A maximum of 50 people can sit on a terrace, unless there is less space. Advance or on-the-spot bookings are also required.
All non-essential stores can reopen as usual. With no appointments required before people go shopping. The closing time for non-essential stores is now 20:00, and wearing a face mask remains mandatory. A maximum number of customers per square meter also applies to shops. Markets are now allowed to sell goods other than foodstuffs, too.
Home visitors and personal events
People may now receive two other people at home each day, and the rules for funerals are also being expanded: the maximum number of guests is now one hundred.
Sports and education
Students in higher education are once again allowed to attend lectures one day a week. Driving license theory exams may also be taken again. There are no relaxations for the sports sector yet: these will come, at the earliest, on May 11. It is not yet clear whether sports will be allowed indoors again soon.
The measures taken by the Dutch cabinet are part of a multi-stage opening plan, with the next round of relaxations planned for 11 May.